SATURDAY, 11/5: the air we breathe at the living room reading series

This Saturday is polar: Head to SF MOMA for the opening of The Air We Breathe or check out the intimate Living Room Reading Series. Or do both!

In the belief that art can promote dialogue and enable understanding, The Air We Breathe brings together visual artists and poets to reflect on the subject of equal rights for same-sex couples, including the right to marry. The exhibition features works by artists including [follow these links!] D-L Alvarez, Simon Fujiwara, Robert Gober, Raymond Pettibon, Amy Sillman, and Allison Smith, along with new poetry by John Ashbery, Anne Waldman, and others.

This Saturday, 11/5 is the opening of the exhibit, which runs through February and will include the following special events:

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You’ve got to do this. If not now, when? It’s bi-monthly, FYI, but not exactly year-round, so you want to make it when you can. First of all, the trip alone is worth your… wait, this event is free, so save your money for date night. Or make this date night, if you nerdy like me. The living room in question belongs to, amongst others, Truong Tran, who has the house filled with (if not consisting of) his baffling and delightful creations. Refreshments, a few scores of ebullient literary youngsters, and a roster ever-filled with emerging artists complement this setting, which is, yes, at the corner of Haight. Below is a composite of the seventh installment:

Readers for this ninth round: Maisha Z. Johnson [watch], Jessica Chrastil, Cheena Marie Lo, and Daniel J. Langton, who has just released During Our Walks, which you might choose over/in-addition-to date night. Plus, there will be music by Paul Holmes Morton.


Evan Karp is the real-life human who authored this post.